The NFL preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and
the Oakland Raiders handed NBC the Sunday night win, with an overall 2.5
rating/7 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers (due
to the live nature of sports, ratings are only approximate and subject to
adjustment). The game was down 14% vs. last week's preliminary numbers. It
should also be noted that Hurricane Irene coverage pre-empted some local
ABC beat out its competition for the second spot with an
overall 1.5/4. 20/20: The Sixth Sense
earned a 1.7, up 23% and the only program of the night to show improvement.
CBS' Big Brother fell
9% to a 2.9. The network earned an overall 1.4/4.
Fox drew a 1.1/3, airing In
the Flow with Affion Crockett at 9:30 p.m., which dropped 9% to a 1.0.
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